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    September 6, 2012
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wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, pat sajak and vanna white! stop fooling around when i'm walking out. thank you, jim. you did it again to me! stop that. (laughs)
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thanks, folks. thank you very much. we appreciate that. have a good time at the puzzle board. hi, gang. how you doing? so you're all here, huh? get ready. it's money time. our first "toss up" is worth $1,000, and it's an "event." ♪ hillary. the grand tour. yeah. everybody... whoo! tried to get in at almost the same moment. hillary just beat 'em. uh, hilary oldham from irvine, california. that's right. recently graduated from, uh, u.c. irvine, right? mm-hmm. and, uh, how'd that go, and what do you hope to do now? what's going on? good. well, my degree's in psychology. yeah? so i'm moving back home to my hometown of tyler, texas. i'm really excited about that. oh, good, good. yeah. but you could use a little dough? oh, absolutely! who can't? all right. well, you already have $1,000. congratulations on that. love that. uh, jason wright is here. hi, jason. somerville, massachusetts. what do you do back there? somerville, massachusetts. uh, let's see--i write a poetry and art magazine, uh, i play guitar, big celtics fan,
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got a lovely girlfriend lisa. yeah? and you--you do some, uh... uh, work, too, to make money? oh, yeah, i do, uh, work. i work at a, uh, a telecommunications company. a fine telecommunications company. fine telecommunications company. (laughs) oh, it's awesome. i love it. i love it. it's great. yeah, no. i know. well, i... forget that raise. nice to have you here, jason. (laughter) i've gotten you in trouble there. i'm sorry. good one. kelcey, how are you? good. uh, kelcey williams is from san mateo, california. i am. you're recently married? that's exciting. five months, to troy. yeah? and you probably have, i'm guessing, in your dining room, a framed picture of the wedding? uh, well, close. it's you and vanna. yeah? (laughter) i have--there's a picture of us hanging in your-- well, i won it during the first audition... uh-huh. and the frame was a wedding present, so it kind of fit. there you go. you guys have been there ever since. well, we're proud to be a part of your room. don't ever take us down, kelcey. okay. uh, you do--you work? i do. i work at a care home for adults with special needs. all right. nice to have all of you here. uh, get ready. we're gonna do another "toss up." this one is worth $2,000. and the category is "phrase."
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♪ hillary. pleased as punch. yeah, that's it. whoo! got 'em both. good start. and we have jim thornton. here i am, pat. tonight's jackpot round is brought to you by... my name is... in 1975, i invented simple green based on three principles-- it had to be safer to use, it had to work, and it had to be completely made in america. and here's tonight's featured prize-- shop for everything you need for home, work, and play at hayneedle.com, featuring over 200 online specialty stores delivering variety and quality. choose from patio and garden, sports and games, furniture, and more. visit hayneedle.com...
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all right, jim, thanks a lot. "proper name" is the category, everybody. and, hillary, you won the right to start. okay. t. well, you can pick up the steaks. there you go. oh, thank you. a $1,000 omaha steaks gift certificate. spin the wheel again, please. well, we'll, uh... oh. sorry about that. uh, jason. here we go! s. all right. i'd like to buy a vowel. yep. i... was gonna buy a vowel. uh, e. (laughter) you just wanna keep that spinning arm in--in, uh... i gotta do it. e? absolutely. all right. now you need to spin, jason. gonna spin again! you're down to 50 bucks. doin' it! yeah! go, jason! stop! stop! stop! ahh. that's what happens. gotcha. kelcey.
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a g. an l. there are 4 l's at $2,500 apiece. that's 10 grand. i'll buy a vowel--an a. yes. two a's. i'll buy another vowel--an i. i'll solve. okay. millionaire bill gates. no, that is not correct. (audience) oh! hillary, it's your turn. gonna spin! (car horn honks) oh, beep-beep. what letter? whoo! i'll take a b, please. yes, you will. pick up that 1/2 kia. and you get some money for that as well. $1,000. what do you wanna do? i will solve. billionaire bill gates. yeah, that's it. whoo!
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well, you got the... thank you! you were confusing it with his tip money. well, he is a millionaire. he is a millionaire, but for the puzzle, it was "billionaire," and, uh, easy mistake to make. but, uh, you end up with 1,000 bucks. you're up to $5,000 because you also have the steaks. whoo! and you have 1/2 a kia, and we're gonna put two more halves out there the next round. perfect. so hang on to your 1/2 a car. all right. thank you. here, hang on to this. hang on to the steaks. oh, perfect. thank you. put the steaks in the car. we'll be back. thank you! "wheel's" doubling down for big money. yes!
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there's the puzzle, and--let's see-- it looks like jason. go ahead. t. there is a t. that gets you going. (whispers) yes. uh, it's gonna be close. s. right at the end. like to buy a vowel, pat. yeah. e. well, we're gettin' 'em one at a time, but that's all right. $650. like to buy another vowel. yeah. an a. d. no. no d. that was dumb. kelcey. (laughs) n.
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an l. there's one l. i'll buy a vowel--an i. okay. (car horn honks) beep-beep. an m. one m. pick up that 1/2 kia. you have a 1/2, as well. we have two players with half-cars here. i'll spin. all right. ugh! oh. yeah, she knows what that means. hillary, there are no vowels left, and she's gonna spin. r. well, there are three r's, so here's the situation-- that's $3,000. that's what you'd risk, plus 1/2 kia, to take a look back there, but there's a 50/50 chance of $10,000. i don't know what to advise you. you've already won $5,000. i'm gonna... (kelcey) go. i'm gonna do it. all right! i hope it works out. okay. you're making me nervous. oh.
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well, i think it was worth a try. i think so, too. absolutely. i'm sorry it didn't work for you. thank you. jason, it's your turn. you have 400 bucks. all right! here we go! big money! oh, man. really? yeah. (laughs) a p. well, there is a p. pick up that shopping spree prize. whoo! that's worth $5,000 at hayneedle.com. right down there, please. k. y. i'll solve. all right. party animal crackers. yeah, that's it. (jason) yeah! (laughs) congratulations. well, it's... it's kind of interesting ouit' let's see what we got here. you got that shopping spree. congratulations on that. whoo!
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that's $5,000, plus a little more cash. you have $5,800. you have a little lead at this point. so you can hold that. there you go. you look great. and we'll be back and play some more "wheel" in a minute. don't go away. well, that's more like it. yeah.
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uh, "living things," the category this time. (bell tinkles) and, oh, boy, it's a "prize puzzle." (jason) yeah! "yeah" is right!
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kelcey, go get 'em. r. yes. there are two r's. she asked. i'll buy an e. we have two e's for you. can i buy an i? (car horn honks) n. one n. well, that's the second time she's picked up a 1/2. the only one she has at this moment. last round to get the other half. and what do you wanna do next? i'll spin. t. you're up to $1,400, kelcey. d. no d. oh. hillary.
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v. you can pick up that wild card. well... (laughs) (car horn honks) s. uh, yes. there's one s. the good--uh, you can pick that up. uh, and you get $500. the good news is 2 of our players have 1/2 a kia. the bad news is, there are no more halves on the wheel. (laughter) so unless they strike a deal, nothing's gonna happen here. m. no. there's no m. jason. all right, here we go! p. no, there's no p. kelcey. l. $4,100. i'll buy an a. can i buy an o?
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sure can, and maybe that'll help. three o's. anything else? i'll buy the u. there you go. last of the vowels, and here it comes. i'm gonna solve. all right. colorful native flowers. yeah. that's it. she looks to the heavens. congratulations. thank you. well, let me collect these. let me collect the cars and get rid of those, and tell you that you're going to barbados. whoo! no way! way. okay. yes way, kelcey. you're going on the caribbean adventure of a lifetime. enjoy tranquil beauty at almond beach village in barbados, offering a spectacular island paradise for everyone seeking a personalized, all-inclusive vacation. almond resorts-- for you. about you. visit almondresorts.com. travel provided by hotwire.com. take more of the trips you love with ridiculously low prices,
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all right, everybody. "on the map" is the category. keep that in mind as those letters pop up. it's worth $3,000. here we go. ♪ hillary. the french riviera. very good. wow. whoo! didn't waste time on that one. (laughs) you're up to $8,000. she has that wild card as well. "song title" is our category. (bell dings) and that sound means time is running short. so i'm gonna give the wheel a final spin.
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i'll ask you to give me a letter. if it's in the puzzle, you'll have three seconds to solve it. vowels worth nothing. consonants worth-- we'll add $1,000-- $1,600 apiece. again, "song title" is the category. and, hillary, we start with you. let's have a letter. t. no t. jason. s. no s. kelcey. n. one n. all the way down there. just getting started. "song title." (buzzer) hillary. l. one l. three seconds. (buzzer) jason. h. no. no h. kelcey. c. one c. hmm. three seconds. (buzzer) hillary.
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r. no r. jason. m. one m. "song title." (buzzer) kelcey. g. one g. if you believe in magic. no. still time. when you believe in magic. do you believe in magic? yeah. (laughs) you got it. oh! will you believe in magic? could you believe in magic? canary you believe in magic? (laughs) uh, $4,800. (exhales) uh, you bought a little extra time, 'cause of, uh, vanna moving out. the time doesn't start till she clears the puzzle, so that worked out well for you. you ended up with $20,850. our big winner! congratulations. so you do believe in magic? no. (laughs) you did very well. you're a good puzzle solver. yeah. thank you. uh, you ended up in second place, but with a very nice total of $8,000. thanks, hillary. good luck to you. thank you so much. hey, it's all right.
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i got a--i have a question for you. sure. did you enjoy this? i loved it. well, good, because we really liked having you here. well, thank you. you're a lot of fun. yeah. and, uh, and i think you should get a tremendous raise so that you can go on and do your work editing the poetry magazine. why, thank you! and, uh, and to help you there, we'll give you $1,000. hey, thanks. there you go. thanks, jason, very much. it's good to have you here. thanks a lot. all right. you ready? i'm ready. we'll go to the bonus round. and, you know, it's big money week, so there's even bigger money than usual on the wheel. we have all sorts of stuff-- $65,000, $75,000, $85,000, including the big $100,000. maybe she'll win one of those. wouldn't that be nice? maybe. she just doesn't seem so sure, but we'll find out. we'll be back. she wants to be like millionaire bill... stay tuned. kelcey could drive home in a new lexus convertible. the bonus round is next. now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions
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(cheering) play on your own... or against others. download "wheel of fortune" today. you know, it worked out all right. it did. you're going to barbados, you have that shopping spree, you have lots of cash, almost $21,000. who's in the audience with you? that's my husband troy, my mom elaine, my father ken, and my sister kelly. all right. nice to have you folks here. uh, now i mentioned all the big money out there, everywhere from $65,000 to $85,000, that $100,000 still out there. we have cars, cash. spin the wheel, kelcey, let's see what happens. all right. let's do it. (humming) healthy spin. okay. would you grab that for me, please? thank you. and if i may, we're gonna go over here. okay. and ask you to get settled on this first blue mark. there you go. now "thing" is the category tonight. r, s, t, l, n, e.
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vanna will put some letters up there. ask our audience to be very quiet as we go through this. okay. okay. three more consonants and a vowel. all right. what do we get here? ugh. one ding, meaning, uh, that's it. all right. it's a "thing." you have ten seconds to try to do something with that. good luck. uh, great ho-- great fl--float, great... great, uh... uh... (clicks tongue) (buzzer) yeah, it just wasn't there. ooh. missing a letter-- c would have been nice. uh, help you out with that. great choice. great choice--well, when it came to letters, it guess it wasn't, but listen... good one. you did very well-- $20,850. thanks. that's really a terrific night's work. congratulations. i have to look in here just for the record. well, we couldn't add that to the mix,
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the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. welcome back, everybody. mamas know and so do dads -- it is not always easy getting your kiddos to sleep at bedtime. mine stall for two hours usually. but now, some women have discovered a natural supplements, not whiskey, not vodka, but a supplement they say can give kids a regular sleep schedule.
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>> it is melatonin, an over-the-counter dietary supplement, not yet approved by the fda. that is raising big questions about whether it is in fact safe. abc's juju chang has more. >> reporter: it's the dreaded bedtime ritual. getting your little ones to quit stalling and go to sleep. jessica banks' two sons had chronic trouble sleeping before she discovered an over-the-counter, all-natural cure. >> before we started using melatonin on the boys, bedtime was an hour's long process. >> reporter: banks gives 10-year-old connor and 6-year-old griffin, 1 1/2 milligrams of melatonin, a manufactured sleep hormone every night before night-nights. >> we have had it cleared by multiple doctors as having no interactions or any research to cause long-term effects. >> reporter: the older son has been diagnosed with autism, kids with autism can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer with the help of the supplement. >> within 15, 20 minutes you can tell the tension would fall out of his shoulders.
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>> it is really one of the most powerful chemical messengers that lets your body know when it's time to sleep. >> reporter: melatonin is naturally produced by your brain. it's the hormone that helps your body rest. the manufactured version can provide the body with a higher dosage helping stimulate faster sleep in some people. but because it is not fda approved some doctors expressed concern just because it is natural doesn't mean it is safe. >> there are essentially no long-term studies looking at possible side effects down the road. >> reporter: experts say in some cases over-the-counter melatonin can have side effects like headaches, dizziness, and daytime drowsiness. banks says her boys haven't had those reactions and for her family getting a good night's rest is worth the risk. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> that is going to bring us to this morning's facebook question. >> we want to know how do you help your kids when they have trouble sleeping?
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we have sleep debates and home remedies on this show all the time. i'm a tylenol p.m. kind of guy myself. but whatever works, hey. >> can't give the kids tylenol p.m., can't give them a little bit of a hot toddy, my mom used to do that -- honey, lemon, whiskey. i used benadryl once and it had reverse effects. >> for you or your kids? >> for my children. it had the reverse effect. it can, in rare instances have the reverse effect which is amps them up. never again. >> made them more hyper. >> uh-huh. >> can't wait till i have kids. coming up -- >> payback is a you know what. >> i know it is. "mrn idol" auditions begin with one judge at the famous table. >> chad johnson gets feedback he didn't want to hear about his new tattoo. all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny" here. of course, we've been following this for weeks.
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the drama between robert pattinson and kristen stewart, she cheated on him with the director of the movie. this whole ordeal. apparently, they will appear together at mtv video music awards. but, only on the screen. she is actually in toronto at film festival there. but him, he will be, robert pattinson there in person at the awards show with taylor lautner and other members of the cast, to kind of show 90 seconds of never-before-seen footage of "breaking dawn part 2." they will be together there onscreen. he will be there in the flesh. she is in toronto. that would be awkward. if she was actually there. >> everybody wants to see a reconciliation. at least all the fans out there. you and i, are we really hinging all of our emotions on this? whether or not they'll reconcile? >> i'm sure a lot of teens out there are. i don't get it. she messed up. see if he is forgiving. if they get back together.
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jessica simpson, apparently is telling "us weekly" that she is ten pound away from her pre-pregnancy weight. we reported yesterday that she hadn't divulged. having a hard time. my body doesn't bounce back like a supermodel. but according to "us weekly" she shares what she is eating. gets up at 7:00 a.m. to feed her baby. eats breakfast, a half flat bread sandwich with egg whites, peppers, fat-free cheddar. exercising four times a week. her waist is going in. her thighs are getting smaller according to her trainer. and, of course, she'll have the big reveal on katie's show in just a couple of days. all right. more couple news. evelyn lozada, chad johnson's soon-to-be ex-wife. he got the new tattoo. doesn't look like there is going to be any reconciliation. though he inked his calf over her. she is adamant it is over. you can't repair this.
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she told "people" exclusively. not right now. after his arrest he went on twitter and said, divorce, child, please that is my wife. to another user. i don't give a flying pretzel in skittle rainbow hell what she filed for. >> i didn't know there was a rainbow skittle hell? >> a lot of people get tats. i don't understand that. all right, good luck with that. he head-butted her allegedly. you kind of get why -- she is like later. drama on "american idol." auditions start in new york city in two weeks. one judge signed on. as we reported. mariah carey signed on for $18 million. the only one. apparently the producers want nicki minaj, and keith urban, the deal is not done. randy jackson, moving on to another role, has not signed his deal either. so, apparently executives of the show want four people on the panel instead of the normal three. "american idol," two weeks away from starting things and lots of question marks. >> quick couple news, katy perry and john mayer broken up. reportedly. she was drunk texting him. not so fast, tuesday night -- they were spotted leaving a dinner date in l.a. and then they were canoodling.
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at a concert in downtown l.a. saturday night. maybe their friends with benefits. whatever is going on. maybe it's not over. >> her body is a wonderland.
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you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ on the video phone ♪ on the video phone ♪ on the video phone well, the apple rumor mill is buzzing again. this time, the word on the street is that a new iphone is on the way. >> yes, it is. abc's neal karlinsky follows the hints to find out what apple may be unveiling this time around. >> reporter: whatever apple is about to announce next week, the faithful have already decided it's going to be a new iphone, it is going to be cool, and the buzz is about to go into overdrive whether you want one or not. >> honestly, i would love for the new phone to do my taxes and vote for the right candidate for
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president. to be honest. >> reporter: here's my invite here. this is so typically apple. it doesn't say anything about the iphone. under the 12, date for the 12th. throws a shadow of the number five. you can bet that means it is for iphone 5. macrumors.com is showing off a possible prototype. scores of tech blogs have been playing the guessing game, basically nonstop from the last time they expected an iphone 5. last year. it turned out to be the iphone 4 s. they say the new iphone will have a bigger screen. and a new connector at the bottom. >> the speculation, rumors drive more and more excitement. i am sure apple will do something that will wow the crowd. >> reporter: whatever it is, analysts seem certain apple will sell a record number, possibly more than00 lf iphones nar
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securing its foothold as the single most popular smartphone in a sea of competition. >> right now, everyone is trying to out-apple apple. they're trying to do things they would expect apple to do. apple is setting the tone. in the industry. >> reporter: by the way, did we mention an ipad mini may be on the way soon too? what about the iphone 6? neal karlinsky, abc news, san francisco. >> the lines are going to be long. it's apple, iphone 6 will be out in three months. all the type starts again. >> then they have invisipad. i can't keep track of everything at home. ipad. the nano, macbook pro, what's the other one? >> i have lost track, too. >> give me the mac. >> making money on top of money. folks will be lined up next week. >> they're making it rain. >> that's it. no one does it better than apple.
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this morning on "world news now" -- signature style. bill clinton had the democratic delegates laughing, cheering, and chanting in charlotte. >> he officially nominated president obama for a second term, delivering an impassioned endorsement. it is thursday, september 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> almost to friday, aren't we? almost. i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama accepts that endorsement tonight. we are going to have a preview. also ahead, a heart-stopping bank heist. as armed robbers strapped a device they said was a bomb onto the manager's body. how that drama ended and the
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storyline behind that is fascinating. then andy roddick calls it a career. the tennis great's emotional exit finally played out at the u.s. open. >> i wanted him to advance another day. >> looking good. and later, viva mexico. we will show you how to serve gourmet food and drinks with south-of-the-border flair. >> ah. >> does that mean we get to drink? >> one of our favorites. tim laird always good to us. the democratic convention wraps up tonight and grand finale, the acceptance speech by president obama. >> mr. obama appeared on stage briefly last night after getting an enthusiastic endorsement from bill clinton. abc's karen travers is joining us with more from charlotte. hi, karen. >> reporter: hi, paula. hi, rob. basically us and people vacuuming up the floor right now. but a couple hours ago this place was packed and it was very loud as the crowd loved the
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speech from bill clinton last night. he told voters there is a clear choice. only president obama cke this country in the right direction. ♪ yesterday's gone yesterday's gone ♪ >> reporter: after a rock star welcome, former president bill clinton made his case for president obama who watched the speech from inside the arena. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside, but who burns for america on the inside. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: while republicans say the president failed to fix the economy, clinton said it's not that simple. >> is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it's a message aimed squarely at those middle-of-the-road voters who are disappointed in president obama but still haven't committed to mitt romney. president obama and clinton have had a rocky history. they famously clashed during the
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2008 primary race. with the president's popularity ratings the lowest preconvention for any incumbent since the 1980s, the obama campaign knows the impact bill clinton could have. >> bill clinton loves to be needed as much as he needs to be loved. he is really needed by barack obama right now. >> reporter: tonight president obama will make his sales pih obam will make his sales pih rob, paula, the spe supposed tote. democrats were concerned the was a and that maybe people wouldn't show up. so they moved it inside to chance to see if he can get the same rethakts president clinton did last night. >> a big -- a tough act to follow, for sure. of course, president clinton talked a lot last night about his eight years in the white house, explain eopd how did he sell voters in that sense, in terms of re-electing the current president? >> rob, it was a deft sales pitch, and eight years at the
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white house, the economy was flourishing, a prosperous time. he didn't do it in such a way that it overshadowed president obama. there's a rirvsk of talking abo yourself and how great things are, and people would say, i wish this guy was president. they could forget president obama. he turned it on its head. he said things are tough. president obama inherited a terrible economy. mitt romney could not do any better, in fact, mitt romney would take the country backward. rob, and paula t. that's been the theme, forward not backward. >> well documented, clinton and >> that hug last night on stage that was quitt if anybody predicted that in the height of thet in 2008, then we should all be going to vegas with them. because that was something that nobody saw coming. that relationship was so fractured at that point. last night bill clinton had a line everybody in the place loved. president obama has been able to
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reach across the aisle, he has been able to compromise, in fact he even appointed people to his clintonmoo appointed h t h t. hillary clinton was not here for the speech. she certainly got a round of applause there. the democrats know they need president obama, they need president clinton to help president obama. he remind americans of a better time and can help undecided voters who haven't been convinced to go or tot rmney >> that's certainly the image that they wanted. very telling that the president was not in the arena for the first lady's speech. did show up and hit the stage for president clinton's speech. very telling. they wanted that image last night. what do we expect from mr. obama tonight? >> tonight is going to look a lot different than we expected and it's certainly going to look different than in 2008. remember the crowd in denver was huge. outside. beautiful stage. beautiful scenery. democrats say, yeah, we had to move it inside because there was just that threat of rain. so it will be a lot less people. but if tonight was any indication it is going to be a fired up crowd. they love president clinton. they're going to certainly love president obama. >> thank you to abc's karen travers reporting live for us this morning from charlotte. thanks. don't miss the president's speech and all political analysis during abc news live
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coverage tonight. once again, diane sawyer, and george stephanopoulos host the big event at 10:00 eastern. well, they called it a home-going celebration of an extraordinary life. lucimarian roberts, mother of abc's robin roberts, has been laid to rest. hundreds of people packed the church to pay respect to mrs. roberts. the first african-american to head the mississippi state board of education. robin and her three siblings thanked everyone there. diane sawyer making the trip as well. their mother was buried next to her husband. a former tuskegee airman who died in 2004. >> sending love and prayers to the family. in other news, in los angeles, police are trying to unravel a bizarre bank heist. two men in ski masks, kidnapped the bank manager and strapped a bomb to her midsection. abc's nick watt was there. >> reporter: east los angeles, 0830, the drama begins to
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unfold. the manager of bank of america, see her there, carefully walking out of the bank after telling her staff there is a bomb strapped to her stomach. >> she was told it was explosives. she was ordered to go into the bank. take out all the money. >> reporter: she told police the robbers kidnapped her and forced her to play that terrifying part in their audacious heist. this whole city block is shut down. right there on the low-loader, the bank manager's car being taken away for further investigation. the bank manager herself is being questioned by the fbi. the bomb squad using a robot to detonate the device. it is still unclear whether it was genuine or fake. there are echoes of the fatal robbery in pennsylvania in 2003 when a pizza delivery guy walked into a bank with a pipe bomb strapped to his neck and walked out with $8,700. the bomb later exploded killing him. unclear whether he was in on the plot. the bank manager says she feared for her life and just did exactly as she was told. >> she took the money out of the bank and threw it out the door
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to the bank robbers. >> two bank robbers who never set foot inside the building escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. well, aftershocks continue in costa rica after a powerful earthquake shook the country. the 7.6 quake caused one death and minor damage. yesterday, the quake was 25 miles underground. deeper quakes are usually widely felt but cause less damage. a week after making landfall in louisiana, isaac may spring back to life in the gulf. a broken-off remnant, the storm could regenerate into a tropical system over the next few days and may get a new name as well. that means more downpours and flash flooding for the gulf coast. weather news continues, hurricane leslie making its way to bermuda, forecast to hit the island as a pretty strong category 2 storm. leslie will kick up waves as high as eight feet.
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along the east coast. forecasters predict no direct hit. that's the good news. a look at the rest of your weather in your neck of the woods. hail, gusty wind from southern nebraska to amarillo. scattered thunderstorms in the southwest. heavy rain from new orleans to tallahassee. showers in the carolinas. late day thunderstorms from pittsburgh to northern new england. >> mostly 80s in the north leea and the nation's midsection. 90s in the southeast. triple digits in dallas and phoenix. well, the nfl is back. wasn't a good start to the new season for the defending super bowl champion new york giants. but was a good start for the cowboys. >> indeed full credit goes to the cowboys and tony romo. he threw for 307 yards. three tds. two of them to unheralded backup kevin ogletree. plenty of fantasy players picking him up this morning. >> the game wasn't as close as 24-17 final score would indicate.
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couple to the cop -- coach tom coughlin said, they took a bite out of the humble pie. it always makes you better. >> always a good rivalry. >> we have something coming up. >> who did you pick? i picked yesterday on the show. >> new york. >> i picked dallas. just to be different. both can't go for them. you won. you are good. and also, if you have been a long-time fan of the show, you know we do our annual "wnn" football picks competition. that will kick off tomorrow. stay tuned for details about that coming tomorrow here we go again. new season. everybody is ready to roll. >> there will be a lot of information on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. keep checking in the next 24 to 48 hours. >> beautiful. another season here we go. well, coming up, a big legal argument over pole dantsing. is it really an art form? rob thinks it is. and meeting and exceeding your cravings for mexican food. our chief entertaining officer
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some sports headlines this morning beginning with the first major league pitcher to reach 18. wednesday is knuckle baller is rmt a. dickey of the new york mets. he struck out five and only allowed two runs to get the win against the cardinals. in the thick of the cy young award race though h mets are even games under .500. well, it's all over for andy
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roddick, he retired from pro tennis after losing at the u.s. open, ca open. calling it a career yesterday. roddick understandably emotional afterward while addressing the crowd from the court. >> since i was a kid, i have been coming to this tournament. and i felt lucky just to sit where all of you are sitting today and to watch this game. and to see the champions that have come and gone. and i -- i have loved every minute of it. >> we loved watching as well. roddick won 32 singles titles in his career, one grand slam in 2003 at the u.s. open nine years ago. played in five grand slam finals. in four finals he lost to roger federer. he earned over $20 million on the tour. there is his wife, the beautiful, brooklyn decker. difficult to look at. isn't she? >> millions of dollars. retired at 30. and get to go home to brooklyn decker. i don't know how he wakes up in the morning, young roddick there. final record, in case you're wondering, 612 wins, 213 losses. not a bad career my friend at all. >> now he is going to invest in his foundation in texas. best of luck in retirement. >> indeed.
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coming up next, forget ordinary nachos and salsa. with your next mexican fiesta. >> give it flare with ingredients and extra special drinks you will never forget, if they're strong enough, you will forget everything. it's all next on "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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welcome back, everybody if you are looking for a zesty, mexican-style fiesta, add a real gourmet flair to it. tim laird, america's chief entertaining officer and author of "that's entertaining" returns to us this morning to spice things up. welcome back, tim. always good to have you here. >> great to be here, rob. this is a mexican fiesta. i like to have themed parties. this is a real nice one. >> not a belated cinco de mayo? >> no. we have a theme. it's hot. lighten things up.
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i will use lighter ingredients, bet r for you, good for you. it's mexican. we have to start off with tequila, of course. that's what we have to do. >> tequila. >> found this one, el jimador, tequila, number one in mexico. they know good tequila, 100% blue agave. in my fix -- mixing jar, i'm going to put about three cucumber slices, diced up, jimmy's cucumber smash. two ounces of tequila. muddle this up to get the flavor of the cucumber out. give it a smash. for a sweetener, little agave nectar. which you can find at all the stores. >> hugely popular, agave. >> three-fourths of an ounce of that goes in. juice of one lime about an ounce and a half. that goes in. give this a nice little shake. with my ice. then rob, a nice little serving tip. going to put these in a hollowed
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out cucumber cup. how's that? >> always thinking. hollow out a cucumber and use it as a cocktail holder. that's brilliant. >> that goes in. nice. light, refreshing. rob, i left the tequila out of yours. >> it's not fun. a first for me. let's go for it. >> cheers. >> that is really good. and taste that cucumber. the freshness. >> cucumber comes out. uh-huh. >> really good. >> way to kick off your fiesta. right there. >> creative. i'm going to hold on to my cucumber. >> tell you about this incredible appetizer, light, refreshing. ground turkey i have cooked off. 99% fat free. brown rice goes in. salsa. cheese. bake that in the oven. goes in a little jalapeno half. and goes in, 350, 400, 20 minutes. done. >> a little popper? >> absolutely. healthy light. i love this. this corn salsa is delicious. you can use this as a side dish or actually with chips. how easy to make it. basically olive oil goes in. 2 tablespoons of that. 2 tablespoons tequila. just a little tequila in there
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to give it the boom. the boom. fresh lime juice. 2 tablespoons of that. little sweetener, 2 tablespoons agave. maybe a little bit of garlic if you like that. salt, pepper. done. whisk this up. goes into cooked corn. i added fresh diced red bell pepper. >> nice touch. >> goes in. give it a toss. maybe put some cilantro down. here's what it looks like. finished side dish. >> quick, easy, light, refreshing. >> gives the corn pop and flavor. >> you bet. i set out a fajita station. again, light, healthy. little grilled chicken breast right here. >> beautiful. >> little mexican seasoning. on top of that. fresh veggies, whole wheat wrap. that goes in. again -- light, good for you. >> and the yogurt here. >> and fat free yogurt instead of sour cream. dessert, this is a fun, easy, great dessert. >> look so good. >> yeah, these are delicious. flour tortilla, put a little apple pie filling on top. >> beautiful. >> roll these up.
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this goes on a cookie sheet, into the oven. 350, 20 minutes. come out. cinnamon, sugar on top. caramel sauce. cut them in half, 100 calories or so. >> finally. start and end with the cocktail. >> absolutely. this is the number one drink in mexico, it's called the paloma. it's tequila, a pinch of salt, fresh lime, and topped with grapefruit soda. keep it fresh, fresca, calorie-free. cheers to the paloma, number one drink in mexico with tequila. >> delicious too. >> light, refreshing. fantastic isn't it? >> almost as fun as drinking out of the cucumber. >> and you don't have to do the dishes. that's what i love about this, rob. >> cheers. >> keep it easy. >> salud. >> tim, great. thank you. all looks great. thank you again. find all the recipes on the facebook fan page, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." salud. >> salud. >> absolutely. ♪
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in albany called -- nite moves. strip club. >> yeah! nite moves! >> this is in suburban albany. they're saying what the dancers do there, the lap dancers, should qualify as art. and as such, the dancers at the club should be freed of state sales taxes under an exemption that applies to dramatic or musical arts performances. the lawyer says that -- >> male staffers. >> jack, hear you, chief. >> lap dancing is an art form, and in any case the state is not qualified to make determinations and that makes such distinctions would be a violation of the constitutional right of freedom of expression. that is the argument they're making. >> this is art. >> they even sent a cultural anthropologist to the strip club and came back and said indeed it is art. so, lap dancing, an art form? that's what the judicial system here if new york is weighing on right now. >> the sit and spin. >> at the club. >> you're messing me up. >> got to do one of those. get some bills out.
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this morning on "world news now" -- reaching out. former president bill clinton calls upon his fellow democrats and fellow americans to re-elect barack obama. >> can a rousing speech from a dominant democrat make a difference in this campaign? it's thursday, september 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're gonna take you live to charlotte, where the dnc goes into its final day. then the drought and its impact on christmas. yes, evergreen growers have never seen a drought this bad. and it could disappoint you when it's time to put up a fresh christmas tree, which i'm really looking forward to doing for the first time in a long time this year. because i have had a fake tree
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forever. everyone says in new york you have to get them fresh off the tree. >> i have been a huge fake tree believer for years. i am proud you are in the same vein as i am. it's easier. the metal branches. adjust them every year. >> spray evergreen spray on it. smells good. >> the ripple effects of this drought are crazy. food prices, christmas trees. we'll get into that. also this morning as football season begins. there are disturbing new details about the health dangers football players face. could an eye-opening medical study lead to game change? this is an issue -- for months we talked about this, suicide of players, brain damage. we will talk about that. a new season under way. but the familiar safety concerns as always. and later this half hour, parents that are part of a photographic trend. the staging involved for that first day of school picture. why it is getting to be, oh, even more elaborate than it used to be. my kids are going to school on friday for the first time this
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year. and, yeah, just going to put my foot on their butt and say see you later. >> good-bye, kids. summer is over. i don't remember elaborate photos when we were growing up. it was just like, all right, get on that bus, kid. >> usually, kindergarten, the picture in front of the yellow bus. >> do you know, i'll share a quick fact here as our producers go crazy. my mom and dad followed the school bus to my first day of kindergarten. followed the bus to take pictures in my kindergarten class, at countryside elementary. >> please bring in those pictures soon. >> indeed. mom and dad. first, it was vintage bill clinton. that's for sure. powerful, emotional, heavily ad-libbed, and long over the time limit. >> just 2 1/2 times over the time limit. his job was to close the so-called enthusiasm gap. so did the former president nail it? abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more on the speech. hi, karen. >> reporter: hi, paula, hi, rob. this arena is empty right now. but last night, just a couple of
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hours ago, it was electric in here. bill clinton brought down the house. he said the choice for voters is clear. only president obama can keep the country moving in the right direction. ♪ yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone ♪ >> reporter: after a rock star welcome, former president bill clinton made his case for president obama who watched the speech from inside the arena. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. [ cheers ] but who burns for america on the inside. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: while republicans say the president has failed to fix the economy, clinton said it's not that simple. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs. >> reporter: a message aimed squarely at those
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middle-of-the-road voters who are disappointed in president obama but still haven't committed to romney. president obama and clinton have had a rocky history. they clashed during the 2008 democratic primary race. but with the president's popularity ratings the lowest preconvention for any incumbent since the 1980s, the obama campaign knows the big impact that clinton could have. >> bill clinton loves to be needed as much as he needs to be loved. he is really needed by barack obama right now. >> reporter: president obama will make his sales pitch to voters right here in this arena. that was not the original plan of course, rob and paula, he was supposed to do it outside. but because of weather concerns, democrats decided to move it inside this arena. they say they will not let that rain on their parade. >> a lot of folks thought they were going to hear the president that won't be allowed in because it doesn't seat as many people. did bill, the big dog do his job in his speech last night, karen? >> wow, rob, paula. he had people hooting, hollering here. everybody was on their feet. he really got the crowd revved up. this was also a well-crafted speech. he used humor. he used a couple anecdotes.
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and it was very folksy. like you said earlier, very vintage clinton. this was also a very direct response to the republican criticisms over the last couple of months. he took the romney/ryan ticket on directly. talked about his administration and the prosperity of the '90s. he didn't overshadow the president. that's always the risk with bill clinton. when he starts talking he can keep talking and keep talking, as he did, and that overshadows president obama, the main man for this week. he didn't do that tonight. there was one great line we didn't mention in our piece. he said, president obama has ability to reach out across the eel to reach out to rivals. he said, look, he appointed people to his cabinet that supported hillary clinton in the primaries. he said, heck, he even appointed hillary clinton to his cabinet. the crowd went nuts. hillary clinton is not here, she's traveling abroad. they all loved it. bet you could hear the cheering over there in asia. >> bill clinton made the point about republican obstructionism in congress, as another factor,
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when he made his whole point about bipartisanship. also he had to tackle the big issue of whether the americans and the country are better off than four years ago. how did he delve into that last night? >> rob, he asked that question directly. before he answered it, he let the crowd answer it. everybody started cheering. are you better off today than four years ago? they went nuts. a resounding yes. he went through bullet points of the policy issues. president obama invested in america, infrastructure, education, resources. that helped america be better off now than it was foryour yea ago. he said the health care law. that is an important factor to consider whether or not you're better off than you were four years ago. he said, look, things aren't great. but no president could have come in and fixed that dismal economy in just four years. that's why you need to give president obama four more years to do it. and it was a very strong case. and you really got the crowd into that. rather than answering it himself. he said, i'm going to put that question to you.
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and man, did they give him a resounding yes. >> he certainly enjoys the elder statesman status that he has. last night making the case. karen travers live for us this morning. thank you, karen. enjoy our political discussion on our facebook page. it has been very active since last night's speech as it always is during an election year. check out wnnfans.com. let us know what you think. the most controversial part of arizona's tough new immigration law can now be enforced after a judge's ruling. that means police in the state will be required to check the immigration status of people stopped for other possible crimes. civil rights groups had argued that doing so would amount to racial profiling. a sad story from hawaii where an australian tourist has been sentenced to probation in connection with the death of a teenage girl. tyson dagley was not paying attention riding a jet ski last month and that's when he slammed right into the 16-year-old girl who later died. dagley pleaded no contest to a charge of third-degree negligent
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homicide. >> i'm not looking for justice. i'm not trying to make this guy suffer. but i need for him to understand there is a consequence to every decision we make. >> she also says she has forgiven dagley, that's what she believes her daughter would have wanted. he must pay $78,000 in restitution. his record could be wiped clean in just a year. moving on now to the storm that just wouldn't go away. a broken off remnant of isaac is now making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. the disturbance, nicknamed the spawn of isaac, could organize into a new system over the next couple days and get a new name. that could mean downpours, flash flooding from louisiana to the florida panhandle. and hurricane leslie is still creeping through the atlantic this morning, heading to bermuda. it's packing 75-mile-an-hour winds on track to make landfall over the weekend as a cat 2
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storm. leslie not expected to hit the u.s. michael became the seventh hurricane of the season, but no threat to land. a relatively light year for tornados, but we have seen dozens of twisters in the past week alone. we have isaac to blame for that. abc's sam champion has more. >> reporter: remnants of hurricane isaac are dumping rain, 9 inches in the past 24 hours in new jersey. and spawning twisters. this is cell phone video of a funnel cloud forming in cherry hill, new jersey. isaac has been a tornadomaker since its landfall. this one, in gulf port, mississippi. and has left a trail of twisters for days as far north at arkansas, missouri, and illinois. but even with all of isaac's action, it has been a surprisingly light summer for tornadoes. the severe storms laboratory in norman, oklahoma now saying it is the quietest year since the 1950s. and this summer's crippling dome of heat and drought are the reason. no rain means no storms.
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creating fewer tornados. that's why isaac with its 47 tornados in nine states is so remarkable. sam champion, abc news, new york. the hot, dry summer is taking a toll on the christmas tree industry. hundreds of young evergreens are dying at farms across pennsylvania. and the historic drought is killing thousands of trees in the midwest. despite the loss, farmers say there should be enough christmas trees to go around come december. >> that's good. i'm looking forward to a fresh tree this year. just don't want to step on the needles. it's painful. >> a pain to clean up. here's one of those things that can only be described as cool for a lack of a better term. it's on youtube. it's an extension of a viral video known as every day. >> the video shows the photographer, noah, you guessed it, every day since january of 2000, when the original spanned
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six years. tuesday he released an extension. now that video encompasses 12 1/2 years every single day. >> amazing. the new video takes him through one month every three seconds. he was 19 when the project started. he is 32. i would love to see this with the presidents of the united states. and see them age. just over four years, maybe eight years. >> look like different men when their term is over. that's for sure. ever see how gray president obama has gotten? difference between '08 and now. staggering. will look like george washington if he gets back in office. coming up next, the medical study that could be a game-changer for pro football. and grade school glamour shots. you heard us right. parents posing their kids in elaborate back-to-school photos. what's be hind the trend? you are watching "world news now." ♪ don't take my kodachrome away ♪ ♪ if you took all the girls >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ews now" weather, brought to you by united health care. ing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses.
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welcome back. it has been the elephant in the room for years. concerns about severe and long-term head trauma in nfl players. >> now a new study involving thousands of retired players shows death rates from brain disease are far higher than that
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of the general population. here is abc's chris cuomo. >> reporter: it is a sport derived from warfare that is all about violence. "espn sports science" says crushing blows like this can be the force equivalent of a sledgehammer blow to the head. one study found the average player takes 900 to 1,500 head shots a season. we all know what happens out here on the football field. the pass is thrown, a player makes a catch, a couple of quick moves, then the explosive collision that makes the crowd go wild. but what we are learning abut what happens to the players once they leave this field may be even more shocking. the study find former football players suffer a higher risk of death from brain-related diseases. four times more likely to die of alzheimer's disease or als than the general population. >> there is a possibility even high school football players who have experienced more than one traumatic brain injury might be at risk for developing neurodegeneration later in life. >> reporter: the rate of death
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varies dramatically by the player's position. quarterbacks and running backs at higher speeds were three times more likely to die from a disease from damage to the brain than less dynamic players, such as linemen. the nfl announced they're donating $30 million to fund research into brain injuries and other medical issues. for all the research, the most pressing question for families sending kids out on to the field this fall is one without an answer. how can players be protected from the violence that is central to the game they play? chris cuomo, abc news, new york. >> in this study from the journal neurology, they looked at death certificates. of 3400 former nfl players with at least five years' experience between 1959 and 1988. it can lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy. cte. it's a condition that chris henry, a former bengal, never had a concussion. but upon his death, they found cte. players have to look out.
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>> recent examples, junior seau, dave duerson, ray easterling. some of these guys taking their own lives to not deal with the -- the aftermath of the diseases they get on the field. something to keep in mind as we all cheer on sunday afternoon. still to come, a phone brand dialing up a comeback. >> nokia and its splashy smartphone. can it put a dent in iphone sales? find out on "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our a
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♪ a brand you probably have not heard about too much lately is trying to make a comeback. >> nokia, yes, nokia, the phone that may have been one of your first now wants to be your latest. more now from the bbc's rory kelen jones. >> reporter: believe it or not
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this was what used to be cool when it came to mobile phones. for 20 years, nokia was in the business. a revolution came along, people wanted something else. stop a new yorker and ask them. what phone they have? >> an iphone. >> an android. >> i have an iphone. >> reporter: what kind of cell phone do you have? >> iphone. >> reporter: every thought of getting a nokia? >> i had one years ago. >> reporter: do you know anyone that has a nokia these days? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: nokia hopes this phone will now mark its comeback as major force. the lumia 920 runs with the windows phone 8 software. microsoft whose boss dropped in on the launch. nokia claiming this is the most advanced smartphone with a number of features, including a
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state-of-the-art camera, which does a pretty good job of image stabilization. and then there is wireless charging. put it on there. it starts charging without plugging anything in. the trouble is, nokia has got to make its voice heard above all the noise from apple and android. for all the hubbub around the lumia, next week will be filled with excitement around the iphone from apple. coming months will be crucial for nokia. nokia's investors weren't too impressed by the new phone. its shares sank after the new launch. consumers will decide whether the fallen giant can rise again. rory kelen jones, bbc news, new york. >> combined, samsung and apple make up 50% of the global smart phone market. there is such a stranglehold on it. really not a relevant third player in the game. at this time. >> i would have thought the number would have been higher. 50%. >> 50%. there's my favorite phone. remember those? >> get the briefcase out? >> look at that thing. oh, we have come a long way. >> calling rob nelson. looks like walkie-talkie.
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♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh someone to turn the page welcome back, everybody. the past couple days your facebook feed has probably been filled up with pictures of your friends' kids on their first day of school. i am waiting for your picture from kindergarten. that was a great story you shared. >> no, i shared another young picture the other day. that's it. just the tip of the iceberg. some parents are outdoing one another setting up elaborate poses. here's abc's cameron mathison. >> reporter: like scores of moms around the nation, brenda of irvine, california, is busy getting ready for the start of another school year. there is a lunch to pack.
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forms to fill out. and a first day of school photo shoot to prepare for. >> there we go, that's the shot, yeah. i'm always surprised how much it makes a difference, preparing a little photo like this. it seems silly at the time, sometimes forced. i will look back and say i remember that. amazing how much you forget. >> reporter: brenda is a growing number of moms who the first day of school photo is no longer an afterthought. >> i wish i had photos like this when i was growing up. i think my parents have one or two photo albums. they're all faded and badly cropped. it's really special that i can do this for my daughter. ♪ >> reporter: from coast to coast, moms are capturing first day of school in unprecedented style. michelle maddock, founder of the mommy site momfind says social media is behind this increasingly elaborate photos. with pinterest, facebook,
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instagram and twitter, everybody can see what everybody else is doing. it becomes a competition. who can be the most creative and take the best pictures of their kids? >> reporter: lauren says she used foam form, an exacto knife and chalk board spray paint to create a series of first day photos of her son. >> just nice for the kids to have something when they're grown up and showing their kids this is what i did every day on the first day of school. >> reporter: the moms we talked to say these first day photos have come a long way from the sorts of thumb-over-the-lens candids their mothers snapped a generation ago. but the priceless sentiments, that first day excitement, those first day nerves, remain the same. cameron mathison, abc news, west jordan, utah. >> very sweet, creative. if you've got the time to do it. kudos to all the parents out there. >> there is. >> what the heck is that? my first day -- >> at the playboy mansion? >> at the beach. >> don't get that one. more from abc next.bññc?xús1@ú?
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this morning on "world news now" -- a hearty endorsement and a huge embrace. >> bill clinton nominates president obama for a second term in a fired-up, free-wheeling speech that many are calling simply masterful. it's thursday, september 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good thursday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. the highlights of president clinton's speech and reaction coming up in just a second. a big night in charlotte. also this half-hour, a pretty scary scene here. a teen trapped in a storm drain. we'll hear what his ordeal was like while he waited for rescuers to arrive. then we know that a lot of adults -- i have used melatonin to help me sleep and to help you sleep. rob, did you take it before the show? >> uh-huh.
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>> it's impossible to recover. now, more and more parents are giving this natural supplement to their kiddos. is it safe? i am interested, personally, to hear about this. because i'm just usually giving my kids benadryl. if there is something natural i could give them. without being -- >> benadryl, bourbon. whatever. >> whiskey, vodka. >> here you go, junior. later, the robert pattinson-kristen stewart drama, it has taken a new turn. what tonight's video music awards will bring. coming up in "the skinny." tough when a breakup plays out. on the public stage like that. their is particularly messy. >> you have not been the same since the news of the fallout. >> emotional wreck. >> i know, i know. i'm here for you, okay? first on this thursday, former president clinton enjoys huge approval ratings. and his speech last night showed why. >> it was powerful, passionate,
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and pretty partisan by a man who still knows how to work that room. with more on this, here is abc's terry moran from charlotte. >> reporter: the big dog and the one. an extraordinary and historic moment. >> we are here to nominate a president. [ cheers and applause ] and i've got one in mind. >> reporter: bill clinton was back and democrats loved this moment. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] and -- i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: there is such drama in this moment, beyond that stage. clinton, obama, 42 and 44.
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and barack and bill, while never becoming buddy buddy, discovered something deeper. something rarer. so as bill clinton went on and on, maybe some of the passion in his argument came from the solidarity shared by the men who have occupied the oval office. >> in the end we decide to champion the cause for which our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor. the cause of forming a more perfect union. [ cheers and applause ] my fellow americans, if that is what you want, if that is what you believe, you must vote and you must re-elect president barack obama! god bless you! >> reporter: terry moran, abc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> he did what they wanted him to do, rile up that crowd, rile up that base. but in political terms, raise
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the appeal to white, working-class voters. the president has seen support among the group dip. clinton was there to kind of win them back and remind them of the good economic times when he was in office. that's why you saw the president get out there. he wasn't in charlotte to kiss the wife after the speech. but he was there to hug bill clinton tonight, because they wanted that image of saying, look, here's bill clinton. here's barack. try to link the two. and win over voters. that is a very important image. the picture they want to see on front pages today. >> there was a little discord within the democratic party earlier in the day. one of the chairs admitted when they had to introduce god and jerusalem back into the platform. there was a little bit of booing. debbie wasserman shultz said there wasn't any sort of dispute. and cnn's anderson cooper, an alum here on "wnn," said she was living an alternate reality. but they even admitted there was a bit of an unfortunate stumble. but seemingly, that is all over now. >> both parties have had platform issues.
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reasons took a hit, because they adopted a platform that says ban on gay marriage, ban on abortion in all cases here. both parties have had, you know, planks in the platform to defend. democrats after the controversy corrected theirs. we will see how it proceed. >> we will. >> we will. and moving on, there were other speakers before the former president took command of the stage. sandra fluke, a women's health care advocate warned mitt romney would not stand up to extreme elements of the republican party. massachusetts senate accounted elizabeth warren said the president gets the middle-class. earlier abc's david muir spoke exclusively to caroline kennedy. >> one of the interesting things i saw on the campaign trail this year were so many people who had voted for my father in 1960 for the first time were out there again this year. and talking about president obama. and just as committed as ever. >> now get this. it's the first democratic
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convention since 1944 which does not include an elected member of the kennedy family. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan supports prayer in public schools if approved by the states. ryan says it is a constitutional issue for states and a moral responsibility of parents. it is not clear whether mitt romney agrees with ryan's position on that issue of prayer in schools. >> ah, the separation of church and state. >> always a hot debate. >> always a very hot debate. let's just not go there. may get in trouble. >> another hot debate is the abortion issue. and a moment that didn't get a lot of primetime coverage last night. spoke before the networks joined in, you may remember the name sandra fluke, the name from the rush limbaugh controversy. we saw her advocating for coverage of birth control. she gave a pretty biting speech. one of the lines talks about what america would be like under president romney. an america in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it. politicians redefine rape so survivors are victimized all
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over again. got the crowd whipped up. the women's vote is so critical. moments like that, despite lack of primetime coverage, issues, voters still have to wrestle with. >> they will. and arizona is one step closer to implementing the most controversial part of the immigration law. a federal judge refused to block the so called "show me your papers" provision that requires police officers to ask about the immigration status of people who are stopped for other suspected crimes. civil groups argued that provision amounts to racial profiling. a man in florida was arrested outside a movie theater while dressed as the joker. police say christopher sydes was taken into custody because of an outstanding warrant in a drug case, not because of how he was dressed. there was no connection to the auro aurora, colorado, theater massacre. sydes never threatened anyone, he has a history of mental issues, and several previous
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arrests. an ohio teenager alive and well after a dramatic underground water rescue. 14-year-old jeff laporta was riding his bike near cleveland when he fell into a creek and got sucked into a storm drain. his friend ran for help. the water carried him 1,500 feet. rescuers assumed they would be recovering the 8th grader's body. when they called his name through a manhole he answered. >> it was dark. it was scary. it was nasty. it was like somebody was like -- putting you in a big whirlpool and -- and spinning you around and getting your head knocked on the wall and stuff. >> laporta said he thought he was going to die. amazingly suffered a few cuts and bruises. lucky kid. >> very lucky kid. claustrophobic person's worst nightmare. >> no kidding. here's your thursday forecast, everybody. heavy rain from lingering remnants of isaac. can't believe we're still talking about this storm, some of the effects being felt along
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the gulf coast. storms from atlanta to charlotte. showers from fargo to duluth. severe storms in the plains. spotty thunderstorms from l.a. to albuquerque. >> we may be feeling the spawn of isaac, right, triple digits, phoenix to dallas. 90s in the southeast. 80s from omaha to new york. a little sports at the olympics, rather, in london, usain bolt proved he is the fastest man on the planet. but here is what is likely the fastest robot. >> there it is. off and running. the so-called "cheetah robot" once galloping up to speed on the treadmill, look out. top speed is over 28 miles an hour. believe it or not, that is about half a mile per hour faster than the aforementioned fastest man on earth. how do you like the cheetah robot now, usain? look at that thing go. they need to build a robot to keep up with usain. >> the point of the cheetah robot is? >> you tell me. >> i don't know. >> just for you know what and giggles, i don't know. but it looks fast. coming up next, the hype
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leading up to yet another major apple product launch one week from today. and some parents call it a magic pill sold over the counter to put your kids to sleep. but is it too good to be true? especially at this hour. you're watching "world news now." ♪ make him the cutest that i've ever seen give him two lips like roses and clover ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ld news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ mr. sandman we know a place where tossing and turning
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the rid-x septic subscriber program helps prevent backups by sending you monthly doses right to your door so you will never forget to maintain your system. sign up at rid-x.com. welcome back, everybody. mamas know and so do dads -- it is not always easy getting your kiddos to sleep at bedtime. mine stall for two hours usually. but now, some women have discovered a natural sup limit -- not whiskey, not vodka -- but a accept element they say can give kids a regular sleep schedule. >> it is melatonin, an
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over-the-counter dietary supplement, not yet approved by the fda. that is raising big questions about whether it is in fact safe. abc's juju chang has more. >> reporter: it's the dreaded bedtime ritual. getting your little ones to quit stalling and go to sleep. jessica banks' two sons had chronic trouble sleeping before she discovered an over-the-counter, all-natural cure. >> before we started using melatonin on the boys, bedtime was an hours-long process. >> reporter: banks gives 10-year-old connor and 6-year-old griffin, 1 1/2 milligrams of melatonin, a manufactured sleep hormone every night before night-nights. >> we have had it cleared by multiple doctors as having no interactions or any research to support long-term effects. >> reporter: banks' older son has been diagnosed with autism. kids with autism can fall asleep
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faster and stay aleap losleep l with the help of the supplement. >> within 15, 20 minutes you can tell the tension would fall out of his shoulders. >> it is really one of the most powerful chemical messengers that lets your body know when it's time to sleep. >> reporter: melatonin is naturally produced by your brain. it's the hormone that helps your body rest. the manufactured version can provide the body with a higher dosage helping stimulate faster sleep in some people. but because it is not fda approved some doctors expressed concern that just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe. >> there are essentially no long-term studies looking at possible side effects down the road. >> reporter: experts say in some cases over-the-counter melatonin can have side effects like headaches, dizziness, and daytime drowsiness. banks says her boys haven't had those reactions and for her family, getting a good night's rest is worth the risk. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> that is going to bring us to this morning's facebook question. >> we want to know how do you help your kids when they have trouble sleeping?
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we have sleep debates and home remedies on this show all the time. i'm a tylenol p.m. kind of guy myself. but whatever works, hey. >> can't give the kids tylenol p.m., can't give them a little bit of a hot toddy, my mom used to do that -- honey, lemon, whiskey. when i was really little. >> the hot toddy. >> i used benadryl once and it had the reverse effects. >> for you or your kids? >> for my children. it had the reverse effect. it can, in rare instances have the reverse effect which is amps them up. never again. >> made them more hyper. >> uh-huh. >> can't wait till i have kids. coming up -- >> payback is a you know what. >> i know it is. "american idol" auditions begin with one judge at the famous table. >> chad johnson gets feedback he didn't want to hear about his new tattoo. all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny welcome back, everybody. time for "the skinny" here. of course, we've been following this for weeks. the drama between robert pattinson and kristen stewart, she cheated on him with the
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director of her movie. it's been this whole ordeal. apparently, they will appear together at mtv video music awards. but, only on the screen. she is actually in toronto at a film festival there. but him, he will be, robert pattinson there in person at the awards show with taylor lautner and other members of the cast, to kind of show 90 seconds of never-before-seen footage of "breaking dawn part 2." they will be together there onscreen. he will be there in the flesh. she is in toronto. which probably is good because that would be awkward if she was actually there. >> everybody wants to see a reconciliation. at least all the fans out there. you and i, are we really hinging all of our emotions on this? whether or not they'll reconcile? >> i'm sure a lot of teens out there are. i don't get it. she messed up. see if he is forgiving. if they get back together. >> okay. >> yeah. jessica simpson, apparently is telling "us weekly" that she is ten pound away from her pre-pregnancy weight.
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we reported yesterday that she hadn't divulged. having a hard time. my body doesn't bounce back like a supermodel. but according to "us weekly" she shares what she is eating. gets up at 7:00 a.m. to feed her baby. eats breakfast, a half flat bread sandwich with egg whites, peppers, fat-free cheddar. exercising four times a week. her waist is going in. her thighs are getting smaller according to her trainer. and, of course, she'll have the big reveal on katie's show in just a couple of days. all right. more couple news. evelyn lozada, chad johnson's soon-to-be ex-wife. he got the new tattoo. doesn't look like there is going to be any reconciliation. even though he inked his calf for her. she is adamant it is over. you can't repair this. she told "people" exclusively. not right now. after his arrest he went on twitter and said, divorce, child, please that is my wife. to another user. i don't give a flying pretzel in skittle rainbow hell what she filed for.
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>> that's an analogy. i like that. i like that. >> i didn't know there was a rainbow skittle hell. >> a lot of people get tats. i don't understand that. all right, good luck with that. he head-butted her allegedly. you kind of get why -- she is like later. drama on "american idol." auditions start in new york city in two weeks. but only one judge has signed on as we reported here before. mariah carey signed on for $18 million. the only one. apparently the producers want nicki minaj, and keith urban, the deal is not done. on top of that, randy jackson who is supposed to be moving on to another role, he has not signed his deal either. so, apparently executives of the show want four people on the panel instead of the normal three. "american idol," two weeks away from starting things and lots of question marks. real quick. couple news. katiy perry and john mayer brokn up reportedly.
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she was drunk texting him. not so fast, tuesday night -- they were spotted leaving a dinner date in l.a. and then they were canoodling. at a concert in downtown l.a. saturday night. maybe their friends with benefits. whatever is going on. maybe it's not over. >> her body is a wonderland. . maybe it's not over. >> her body is a wonderland.
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you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ on the video phone ♪ on the video phone ♪ on the video phone well, the apple rumor mill is buzzing again. this time, the word on the street is that a new iphone is on the way. >> yes, it is. abc's neal karlinsky follows the hints to see what apple might be unveiling this time around. >> reporter: whatever apple is about to announce next week, the faithful have already decided it's going to be a new iphone, it is going to be cool, and the buzz is about to go into overdrive whether you want one or not. >> honestly, i would love for the new phone to do my taxes and vote for the right candidate for president.
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to be honest. >> reporter: here's my invite here. this is so typically apple. it doesn't say anything about the iphone. under the 12, date for the 12th. throws a shadow of the number five. you can bet that means it is for iphone 5. macrumors.com is showing off a possible prototype. scores of tech blogs have been playing the guessing game, basically nonstop from the last time they expected an iphone 5. last year. it turned out to be the iphone 4s. they say the new iphone will have a bigger screen. and a new connector at the bottom. >> the speculation, rumors drive more and more excitement. i am sure apple will do something that will wow the crowd. >> reporter: whatever it is, analysts seem certain apple will sell a record number, possibly more than $100 billion worth of iphones next year. securing its foothold as the
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single most popular smartphone in a sea of competition. >> right now, everyone is trying to out-apple apple. they're trying to do things they would expect apple to do. and apple is really setting the tone in the industry. >> reporter: by the way, did we mention an ipad mini may be on the way s what about the ipho neal karlinsky, abc news, san francisco. >> the lines are going to be n> the lines are going to be people are going to go nuts. it's apple, iphone 6 will be out in three months. all the type starts again. >> and then they'll have, like, the invisipad. i can't keep track of everything at home. ipad. the nano, macbook pro, what's the other on havt ac >> making money on top of money. folks will be lined up next >> hey' rai that's the newsfor hf-the
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